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Here are all the best thyme recipes to make with this tasty fresh herb! There’s almost nothing that a sprig doesn’t make better.

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Got thyme and not sure how to use it? Thyme is a versatile herb with an earthy flavor. You’ll find it in many major world cuisines, including Mediterranean, French, Middle Eastern, and Italian. Thyme can be used fresh or dried, and works well in soups, roasted vegetables, pasta, sauces, pizzas and more! We love garnishing a recipe with a few sprigs of thyme: it looks lovely and adds a fresh herbaceous flavor.

Here are all the best thyme recipes to use this incredible herb! Start with roasted potatoes, one of the most classic pairings with fresh thyme. Then branch out to salmon, pizza, and roasted vegetables…let’s get started!

And now…the top thyme recipes worth trying!

A few more ideas with dried thyme…

Want more ideas for using dried thyme? Here are a few ideas:

How to grow fresh thyme

When it’s summer, one of the best things you can do for your cooking is to grow fresh thyme! All you need is a few pots and a sunny ledge. Fresh herbs are incredible for your cooking, and you can use them to make herbal teas or even just sprinkle into olive oil as a dip.

Want to grow thyme? Go to How to Grow Herbs for more.

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Roasted red potatoes

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Description

These roasted potatoes with thyme comes out crispy and seasoned to perfection! Red potatoes and fresh thyme make a classic pairing.


Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds baby red potatoes (or chopped medium red potatoes)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or lemon thyme
  • Optional: 1 clove fresh garlic, lemon wedges, shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash the potatoes, then slice them in half (for baby potatoes) or dice them into 1/2-inch cubes.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together potatoes, olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt, and several grinds of fresh ground black pepper.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the potatoes in an even layer on the sheet cut and make sure they are side down. Roast for about 30 to 35 minutes without stirring until browned, depending on the size of the pieces. (To step up these potatoes, remove from the oven at 15 minutes and toss with ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese.)
  5. Remove the potatoes from the oven and toss with the fresh thyme. For a more forward garlic flavor, grate the fresh garlic onto the pan with another drizzle of olive oil and use a spoon to gently toss it all together (separating any grated garlic that clumps together). You can also spritz with lemon wedges for a tangy flavor. 
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sam Visser says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have never tasted so delicious potatoes before.